Obviously, our daughter had something else in mind. She didn’t want cupcakes...she wanted to experience the whole cake-cutting hoopla, so her request was a big Ni hao Kai-lan cake that she and her classmates and teachers would share. Even when I explained to her that she’ll have a small NhK cake for the candle-blowing which she’ll share with her teachers, and the rest of her classmates will have NhK cupcakes, she didn’t budge. I tried to convince her by saying that it would be messy and time-consuming if she had to cut the cake, and her classmates would get hungry while waiting for their slices...but still nothing. She practically put her foot down, saying that a big cake was what she wanted.
Our plan went downhill from there.
She also didn’t like our idea of McDonald’s nuggets. We kept suggesting other finger-foods, but she said that cake was enough. She did consider puto, but that idea was scrapped after less than a minute. She doesn’t want sandwiches either, or mini-pizzas, or cheese nuggets.
And now that she wants a Ni hao Ka-ilan theme, I need to search the internet for ideas to incorporate it in the celebration. Sure the cake is easy, but I have yet to find giveaway items being sold here in Dubai related to this theme. None of the shops I’ve been to sell NhK items... not even erasers or stickers!